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Ray Cornelius talks to Laurin Talese for AJF's 'In the Tradition' Tues. May 4 at 7:30 p.m. (VIDEO)


Join yours truly---Ray Cornelius---TONIGHT at 7:30 p.m. EST for the Atlanta Jazz Festival's new virtual series In the Tradition. I'll be talking to rising jazz vocalist and Sarah Vaughn International Jazz Vocal Competiton winner LAURIN TALESE about her career, her new album and her chance meeting with music icon Quincy Jones. 

In the Tradition, is a 30-minute conversation featuring this year's Atlanta Jazz Festival performers being interviewed by local Atlanta jazz and art leaders. Jazz lovers can view the video interviews live on AtlantaFestivals.com, Facebook, YouTube and Channel 26 on select Tuesdays now through August 31, 2021.

WCLK is hosting In the Tradition all throughout the month of May: 

5/4 - Ray Cornelius featuring Laurin Talese 

5/11 - Jamal Ahmad featuring Alexey Marti

5/18 - Debb Moore featuring Theo Coker

5/25 - Ray Cornelius featuring Miguel Zenon

Ray Cornelius is one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalities. His arts and entertainment website, www.raycornelius.com spotlights the latest in “positive” African-American celebrity news and was established in 2012. Since that time Cornelius has covered a myriad of red carpet premieres, award shows and Atlanta-based films including Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Trumpet Awards, and The Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards just to name a few. He has also interviewed a who’s who list of today’s top singers, actors and reality stars. With nearly 20 years of media experience, Cornelius has also worked as an associate producer for the Emmy-winning public affairs program, ATL Insider and with such award shows as The Soul Train Awards, The Trumpet Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards.